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China Airlines finalises 777 Freighter order

China Airlines finalises 777 Freighter order

China Airlines has finalised an agreement with Boeing to order six 777 Freighters to modernise its fleet.

The deal, worth $2.1 billion at list prices was announced at the Paris Air Show in June and will replace older 747 Freighters. The 777s can fly long-range trans-Pacific and has a range of 6,000 nautical miles with a 20% higher payload than freighters including 747-400Fs.

Hsieh Su-Chien, chairman of China Airlines says: “Air cargo is an important part of our overall business and the introduction of these new 777 Freighters will play an integral role in our long-term growth strategy. As we transition our freighter fleet to the 777Fs, this will enable us to deliver world-class services to our customers more efficiently and reliably.”

Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing for The Boeing Company says: “With the global air freight market forecasted to double over the next 20 years, the 777 Freighter’s market-leading capabilities and economics will help China Airlines extend their network and grow their future cargo business.”

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